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Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Davies. Mainpiece: Not acted for three years. First appearance in Calista for Mrs Yates because Mrs Cibber, ill, could not play the part. Davies advertised before this he had opened a Bookseller's shop opposite Tom's Coffee House, Russel Street, Covent Garden


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: Lothario-Garrick; Altamont-Holland; Calista-Mrs Yates, 1st time; Sciolto-Havard, 1st time; Horatio-Davies, 1st time; Lavinia-Mrs Davies; Lucilla-Mrs Hippisley.
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Yates, 1st time
Role: Horatio Actor: Davies, 1st time
Role: Lavinia Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Lucilla Actor: Mrs Hippisley.

Afterpiece Title: The Upholsterer

Performance Comment: Razor-Obrien, 1st time; Quidnunc-Yates; Bellmour-Austin; Rovewell-Packer; Feeble-Blakes; Brisk-Ackman; Pamphlet-Palmer; Termagant-Mrs Clive; Harriet-Mrs Yates.
Role: Termagant Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Yates.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mr & Mrs Davies (Cross). Mainpiece: Acted but once these 17 years. Tickets and places to be had of Mr and Mrs Davies at their lodgings at Mr Evan's, in Tavistock Row, Covent Garden, and at The Stage Door. Receipts: #192 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Zara

Performance Comment: As17540325 but Nerestan-Davies; Selima-Mrs Davies.
Role: Nerestan Actor: Davies
Role: Selima Actor: Mrs Davies.
Role: Zara Actor: Mrs Cibber

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Mrs Tatoo Actor: Miss Minors
Role: Fine Lady Actor: Mrs Clive.

Song: Beard

Event Comment: Not performed for 12 years. [See 5 Nov. 1746.] Mossop, Palmer, Miss Macklin, Mrs Davies, Miss Pritchard played parts for first time. Receipts: #100 (Cross).; #114 10s (Winston MS 8)


Mainpiece Title: The Twin Rivals

Performance Comment: Elder Wou'dbe-Mossop; Young Wou'dbe-Pamer; Trueman-Havard; Richmore-Davies; Fairbank-Burton; Balderdash-Philips; Clearaccount-Bransby; Mrs Clearaccount-Mrs Cross; Teague-Yates; Subtleman-Blakes; Mrs Midnight-Mrs Macklin; Constance-Mrs Davies; Aurelia-Mrs Pritchard.
Role: Richmore Actor: Davies
Role: Mrs Clearaccount Actor: Mrs Cross
Role: Mrs Midnight Actor: Mrs Macklin
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Aurelia Actor: Mrs Pritchard.

Afterpiece Title: Queen Mab

Dance: II: The Millers, as17581012

Event Comment: DDesdemona-Mrs Havard">Mrs Davies. $Mrs Havard being ill Mr King play'd Iago (Hopkins). Mrs Yates ill...Mrs Davies Desdemona (Cross Diary). Benefit for Vernon. Tickets for The Roman Father will be taken. Both main and afterpiece, By Particular Desire. Mr King Iago. Mr Havard could not play Mrs Havard being dead (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). A mistake in the Diary. Mrs Havard died Friday 27th (J. P. Kemble MS Notes-MacMillan). Music A La Mode deferr'd on account of Indisposition of a principal performer. Last time of performing till the Holidays. Charges: #64 4s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: As17640331 but Roderigo-Vernon,, first time; Desdemona-Mrs Davies; Montano-Fox.
Role: Desdemona Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Emelia Actor: Mrs Hopkins

Afterpiece Title: The Lying Valet

Performance Comment: Sharp-Vernon; Cook-Clough; Guttle-Philips; Melissa-Miss Plym, first time; Gayless-Ackman; Kitty-Mrs Bennet.
Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Bennet.

Dance: The Faggot Binders, as17640224

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs Davies. Oroonoko by Mr Powell (Hopkins). Very well (Hopkins Diary-MacMillan). Receipts: #166 10s. (MacMillan); charges: #64 4s. [Profit to Mrs Davies: #102 6s.


Mainpiece Title: Oroonoko

Performance Comment: Oroonoko-Powell, first time; Aboan-Havard, first time; Blandford-Palmer; Imoinda-Mrs Davies; Hotman-Lee; Governor-Burton; Stanmore-Packer; Driver-Bransby.
Role: Imoinda Actor: Mrs Davies

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Role: Kitty Actor: Mrs Clive.

Dance: II: A Dance of Slaves-Lauchery; End: The Irish Lilt, as17630922

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Davies. No Building on Stage. [The playbill lists Russel-$Davies.


Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Performance Comment: As17620126, but Harriet-Mrs Davies.
Role: Harriet Actor: Mrs Davies.
Role: Lady Freelove Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Toilet Actor: Mrs Hippisley
Role: Mrs Oakly Actor: Mrs Pritchard
Role: Chambermaid Actor: Mrs Simson
Role: Miss Harriet Actor: Mrs Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: The Musical Lady

Entertainment: IV: The Brass Prophecy, as17620330

Event Comment: By Command of Their Majesties. Mrs Davies Miss Tittup--La! La! King sent a letter to $Sheridan desiring to be off his Engagement--all made up at night. Mattocks came and told me that Lacy had sold Half his Share of the Patent to Mr Langford (The Auctioneer) and Captain Thomson (Authour of the Syrens &c.). I acquainted Sheridan of it--he had not heard it before (Hopkins Diary). Receipts: #267 6s


Mainpiece Title: New Brooms

Role: Mrs Dripping Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Mrs Furrow Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Miss Quaver Actor: Mrs Wrighten

Afterpiece Title: As You Like It

Performance Comment: Touchstone-King; Orlando-Reddish; Jaques-Jefferson; Duke Senior-Hurst; Duke Frederick-Bransby; Oliver-Packer; Amiens (with songs)-Vernon; Corin-Waldron; LeBeau-Everard; Silvius-R. Palmer; William-Messink; Adam-Moody; Caelia-Mrs Baddeley; Cuckoo Song-Mrs Baddeley; Phoebe-Mrs Davies; Audrey-Mrs Bradshaw; Rosalind-Miss Younge.
Role: Caelia Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Cuckoo Song Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Audrey Actor: Mrs Bradshaw

Afterpiece Title: Bon Ton; or, High Life above Stairs

Performance Comment: Sir John Trotley-King; Colonel Tivy-Brereton; Davy-Parsons; Jessamy-Lamash; Mignon-Burton; Lord Minikin-Dodd; Miss Tittup-Mrs Davies; Lady Minikin-Miss Pope.
Role: Miss Tittup Actor: Mrs Davies

Dance: End I: The Grand Garland Dance-Giorgi, Sga Crespi, Slingsby

Song: In V: a song-Mrs Scott

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Davies. Last time of performing the Mainpiece this season. Tickets to be had at Mr Davies's No 16 in New Crown Court, Covent Garden. Receipts: #230 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: Jane Shore

Performance Comment: As17570321 but Jane Shore-Mrs Davies, 1st time.
Role: Jane Shore Actor: Mrs Davies, 1st time.
Role: Alicia Actor: Mrs Cibber
Role: Gloster Actor: Davies

Afterpiece Title: The Reprisal

Dance: IV: Minuet-Miss Pritchard

Event Comment: Mrs Baddeley who play'd the Lady in Comus got out of the Enchanted Seat before her time & made a great Laugh the Farce was much hiss'd at the End (Hopkins Diary). [The Masque (never performed there) is the version reduced to two Acts by George Colman.] Benefit for Cautherly. Paid Mr J. Aickin in part of #60 in lieu of Benefit (remiting #10 to his credit) #50. Receipts: #197 11s. 6d. Charges: #68 17s. Profits to Cautherly: #128 15s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Mourning Bride

Performance Comment: Osmyn-Smith; King-J. Aickin; Garcia-Cautherly; Alonzo-Wrighten; Almeria-Mrs Yates; Zara-Miss Younge; Gonzales-Packer; Leonora-Mrs Johnston; Heli-Hurst; Selim-Fawcett; Perez-Keen.
Role: Almeria Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Leonora Actor: Mrs Johnston

Afterpiece Title: Comus

Performance Comment: Comus-Cautherly; Euphrosyne-Mrs Barree, first appearance this stage; Spirit-Davies; Brothers-Lamash, Wheeler; Lady (With Song, Sweet Echo)-Mrs Baddeley; Bacchanals-Vernon, Bannister, Fawcett, Kear, Legg, Carpenter, Blanchard, Master Blanchard; Bacchants-Mrs Davies, Mrs Love; Pastoral Nymph, Sabrina-Mrs Scott; In Act II, a Dance- incident to the piece.

Dance: I: The Grand Provencalle Dance, as17750202

Event Comment: Mrs Bradshaw & Mrs Johnston great Applause to the Farce (Hopkins Diary). Benefit for Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Johnston. Afterpiece: Written by Henry Fielding, not played for 25 years. [Actually last played there 19 May 1759.] Music compiled from the works of the most eminent composers. Rec'd from Sinking Fund (2nd) #525, from Stopages #14 2s. Paid salary list #564 16s.; J. French on acct #5 5s. (Treasurer's Book). Receipts: #114 2s. 6d. Charges: #66 12s. 6d. Profits to Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Johnston: #47 10s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: As17750328 but Ranger-King; Mrs Strictland-Mrs Baddeley; Lucetta-Mrs Johnston; Milliner-Miss Jarratt; Jacintha-Mrs Davies; first time. Concludes with a Country Dance-.
Role: Mrs Strictland Actor: Mrs Baddeley
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Jacintha Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Dancing Actor: Atkins, Mrs Sutton

Afterpiece Title: Tom Thumb

Performance Comment: Tom-Master Blanchard; King-Davies; Grizzle-Bannister; Glumdalca-Kean; Noodle-Fawcett; Doodle-Carpenter; Bailiff-Wheeler; Follower-Everard; Queen-Mrs Wrighten; Huncamunca-Smith.
Role: King Actor: Davies
Role: Queen Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Event Comment: Mrs Abington's First appearance in Clarinda . She was very easy and like the Character. Mr G. as Usual play'd finely (Hopkins Diary). Rec'd of Mr Parker in full of note #30. Receipts: #279 16s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: Ranger-Garrick, first time these 2 years; Strictland-Jefferson; Frankly-Palmer; Bellamy-Packer; Jack Meggot-Dodd; Ranger's Servant-Everard; Tester-Burton; Jacintha-Miss Younge; Mrs Strictland-Mrs Siddons; Lucetta-Mrs Davies; Milliner-Miss Jarratt; Landlady-Mrs Bradshaw; Clarinda-Mrs Abington , first time; to conclude with a Country Dance-the characters of the Piece.
Role: Mrs Strictland Actor: Mrs Siddons
Role: Lucetta Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Landlady Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Clarinda Actor: Mrs Abington , first time

Afterpiece Title: The Deserter

Role: Tragedy Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Margaret Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Louisa Actor: Mrs Smith.

Dance: I: The Gardeners, as17760116

Event Comment: Mrs Barry's first appearance this season in Rosalind. Mrs Hunt Daughter of Mr Dunstall made her first appearance in Leonora a tolerable Voice figure & face, So, So, --pretty well receiv'd (Hopkins Diary). Paid 2 Housekeeper's Bills #17 6s. 9d.; Black Lyon Bill #1 16s. 11d. (Treasurer's Book). [These were constant weekly items. The housekeeper's bills averaged #3 6s. per week or #122 for the season. The Black Lyon Tavern bill averaged #3 per week or #108 for the season. No further itemizing of these items will be made.] Receipts: #249 11s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: As You Like It

Performance Comment: Touchstone-King; Orlando-Brereton; Jaques-Love; Duke Sen-Hurst; Oliver-Packer; Amiens (songs)-Vernon; Adam-Moody; LeBeau-Ackman; Silvius-Wheeler; Charles-Keen; Jaques de Bois-Fawcett; Corin-Hartry; William-Messink; Audrey-Mrs Bradshaw; Phoebe-Mrs Davies; Celia-Miss Rogers; Rosalind-Mrs Barry.
Role: Audrey Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Phoebe Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Rosalind Actor: Mrs Barry.

Afterpiece Title: The Padlock

Performance Comment: Leander-Vernon; Don Diego-Bannister; Mungo-Dibdin; Ursula-Mrs Dorman; Leonora-A young Gentlewoman, 1st appearance [Mrs Hunt].Mrs Hunt].
Role: Ursula Actor: Mrs Dorman

Dance: I: Comic Dance, as17710921

Event Comment: Mrs Smith made her first Appearance in Sylvia a pretty Innocent looking figure a Sweet Voice & very proper for the Character She had vast Applause & very deservedly. (Hopkins Diary). [Macmillan note from Kemble differs slightly in wording.] Receipts: #125 2s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Cymon

Performance Comment: Cymon-Vernon; Merlin-Bannister; Dorus-Parsons; Dorilas-Wheeler; Damon-Fawcett; Demon of Revenge-Champness; Linco-King; Fatima-Mrs Abington; Shepherdesses-Mrs Davies, Miss Ambrose; Urganda-Mrs Scott; Dorcus-Mrs Bradshaw; Sylvia-a Young Gentlewoman; first appearance upon any stage. With a Grand Procession of the different Orders of the Knights of Chivalry-; In Which will be Introduced (for the first time) The Warrior's Dance-; other Dances- proper to the Piece.
Role: Fatima Actor: Mrs Abington
Role: Shepherdesses Actor: Mrs Davies, Miss Ambrose
Role: Urganda Actor: Mrs Scott
Role: Dorcus Actor: Mrs Bradshaw

Afterpiece Title: High Life below Stairs

Event Comment: Mrs Jewel from the Haymarket Theatre made her first appearance upon this stage in Lucinda and was receiv'd with great applause (Hopkins Diary). Paid 3 days salary list #134 15s. 6d.; Lampmen #2 12s.; Bill stickets #3 12s.; Handbills 8s.; Candlemen Bill #2 15s. 6d.; Taylor's Bill #13 16s. 3d.; Mantua Maker's Bill #8 12s.; Mr French #12 12s.; Painter's Bill #3 6s.; Heath andWife #2; Roye #4 1Os. (Treasurer's Book). [The following items among those listed in the Treasurer's Book were constant weekly expenditures. Their averages and totals appear in the following table and will not again be mentioned]: @Week's Average Total expense for season@Lampmen #4 5s. #171@Billstickers #2 14s. #92 12s.@Handbills 12s. #22 16s.@Tailors #8 10s. #323@Mant. Makers #2 5s. #85 2s.@Candlemen #12 #456@Mr French #10 10s. #388@Painters #7 #266@Mr Heath and Wife #2 #76 [A spectator writes to the Public Advertiser (to inform the country readers) about the changes in the interior of Drury Lane Theatre resulting from the remodeling by the Adams@brothers. They had managed to give the impression of greater magnitude to the house. They removed the old heavy square pillars at the side of the stage, raised the sounding board on the side next to the stage, greatly improving the sound of the music and the actors' voices. Much new decoration went into the boxes making them more light and gay. Much panel glass, ornamentation, and ceiling decoration, giving it the effect of a dome. The author believes the crimson drapery over the stage is too dark for the objects around it, and the gold fringe lacks the brilliant effect. The lobby behind the front boxes was remodeled and kept clear of servants, by means of an adjoining room prepared for the servants. New arches lead into the entrance from Brydges St. toward the boxes.] Receipts: #235 6s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Love In A Village

Performance Comment: Hawthorne-Vernon; Justice Woodcock-Parsons; Sir William-Aickin; Eustace-Davies; Young Meadows-Dodd; Hodge-King; Margery-Mrs Wrighten, frist time; Lucinda-Mrs Jewell, first appearance on this stage; Rosetta-Mrs Smith; Deborah-Mrs Love; in I, a Country Dance incident to the piece-.

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

Role: Tragedy Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to Scotland

Performance Comment: Griskin-Parsons; Jemmy Twinkle-Whitfield; Sotherton-Lamash; Cupid (with song)-Mas. Blanchard; Landlady-Mrs Love; Miss Griskin-Miss Jarratt; Chamberlain-Burton; Filagree-Mrs Bradshaw; Miss Flack-Mrs Davies; Chambermaid-Miss Platt; With a Postillion Dance incidental to the piece,-Giorgi, Lauchery, Mrs Sutton; To conclude with a Country Dance-.
Event Comment: Benefit for Waldron and Mrs Greville. Farce (in 2 Acts) Never performed before, and for that night only. This Farce was written by Mr Waldron-Some Applause (Hopkins Diary). [MacMillan's note from Kemble differs slightly in wording.] Paid Mr Wegg's rent half year to Lady Day last #57; Duke of Bedford ditto #164 2s. 10d.; One yrs Paving, Cleansing & Lighting to ditto #39 7s. 6d.; Mr Moody for Mr Philips #13 13s.; St Martin's Charity School, 1 year, 1774 #2 2s. (Treasurer's Book). [The Westminster Magazine for May gives the following cast for the farce: Reuben-$Waldron; Blunt-$Moody; Sharp-$Dodd; Flimsy-$LeMash; Joseph-$Burton; Mrs Reuben-$Mrs Davies; Betty-$Miss Platt. It then bluntly tells the plot and concludes: "The whole is beneath criticism."


Mainpiece Title: All For Love

Performance Comment: Antony-Smith, first time; Ventidius-Palmer, first time; Dolabella-Brereton, first time; Alexas-Wheeler; Mysis-Keen; Serapion-Bransby; Romans-Griffiths, Norris; Cleopatra-Miss Younge; Octavia-Mrs Greville, first time; Charmion-Mrs Johnston; Iris-Miss Platt.
Role: Octavia Actor: Mrs Greville, first time
Role: Charmion Actor: Mrs Johnston

Afterpiece Title: The Contrast; or, The Jew and Married Courtezan

Performance Comment: Sharp-Dodd; Blunt-Moody; others-Baddeley, Waldron, Lamash, Burton, Master Blanchard, Miss Platt, Mrs Davies.
Event Comment: Mainpiece [1st time; BO 3]: Being the Sequel to The Beggar's Opera, Written by Gay, with Alterations [by George Colman elder; the overture (a compilation of airs from The Beggar's Opera) and 6 new airs by Samuel Arnold]. Books of the Opera to be had at the Theatre. [Mrs Colles is identified on playbill of 9 July.] Public Advertiser, 20 June: This Day is published Polly (1s.)


Mainpiece Title: Polly

Performance Comment: [Principal Parts by Du-Bellamy, Parsons, Davies, Massey, Fearon, Egan, Griffiths, Kenny, Bannister, Mrs Hitchcock, Mrs Davies, Mrs Love, Miss Hale, Miss Platt, A Young Gentlewoman (1st appearance Mrs Colles]). [Cast from text (T. Evans, 1777): Cawwawkee-DuBellamy; Ducat-Parsons; Culverin-Davies; Vanderbluff-Massey; Pohetohee-Fearon; Hacker-Egan; Capstern-Griffiths; Laguerre-Kenny; Morano-Bannister; Jenny Diver-Mrs Hitchcock; Trapes-Mrs Davies; Mrs Ducat-Mrs Love; Damaris-Miss Hale; Flimzy-Miss Platt; Polly-A Gentlewoman; [Characters in the Introduction: Poet-Davies; Players-Fearon, T. Davis; Signora Crotchetta-Miss Platt.

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Role: Mrs Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Gardner
Role: Nurse Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Polly Honeycombe Actor: Mrs Hitchcock.

Dance: End I: a Dance of Pirates-(see17770611; III: Dance of Indians- (see17770611. [These were danced in all subsequent performance.

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Never acted here. [Mrs Armstead is identified in Morning Chronicle, 16 May. Prologue by George Colman elder (Collection...of English Prologues and Epilogues, II, 207).] Afterpiece: Not acted these 20 years. With a new Overture, the Original Prologue [by David Garrick], and a New Scene, in which will be introduced an air. With a Grand Jubilee-Pageant, in Honour of Gulliver. The Music, Dresses, Scenes, Trophies and Decorations entirely new. The Music composed by Dr Arnold. ["Lilliput was altered by Garrick (its author), and a procession of cards introduced in it, Gulliver walking as the Knave of Clubs" (Gilliland, I, 121-22). London Chronicle, 16 May, gives a synopsis of this pageant.] The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Theatre. After this Evening the Entertainments of this Theatre will be discontinued till further Notice, on account of the Performers employed at Drury Lane Theatre [see 28 May]


Mainpiece Title: The English Merchant

Performance Comment: Principal Parts-Aickin, Palmer, Jackson, Fearon, Massey, Egan, Davies, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Davies, Mrs Poussin, A Gentlewoman [Mrs Armstead]; Partial cast from Morning Chronicle, 16 May, and playbill of 16 July 1779: Freeport-Aickin; +Spatter-Palmer; +Lord Falbridge-Davies; +Lady Alton-Mrs Hunter; +Molly-Mrs Davies; +Mrs Goodman-Mrs Poussin; +Amelia-Mrs Armstead. Edition of 1767 lists the other parts: +Sir William Douglas, Owen, La France, Officer, Servants.] [A New Occasional Prologue-Palmer.
Role: Principal Parts Actor: Aickin, Palmer, Jackson, Fearon, Massey, Egan, Davies, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Davies, Mrs Poussin, A Gentlewoman
Role: Lord Falbridge Actor: Davies
Role: Lady Alton Actor: Mrs Hunter
Role: Molly Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Mrs Goodman Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Amelia Actor: Mrs Armstead. Edition of 1767 lists the other parts: +Sir William Douglas, Owen, La France, Officer, Servants.

Afterpiece Title: Lilliput

Event Comment: Benefit for Mr Davies and Mrs Love. Tickets deliver'd by Norris taken. Receipts: #143 5s. 6d. Charges: #74 14s. Profits to Davies and Mrs Love: #68 11s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The School For Fathers

Performance Comment: Lionel-Vernon; Sir John Flowerdale-Aickin; Col. Oldboy-Parsons; Jessamy-Dodd; Jenkins-Bannister; Diana-Mrs Wrighten; Lady Oldboy-Mrs Bradshaw; Jenny-Mrs Davies; Clarissa-Mrs Smith; Harman-Davies.
Role: Diana Actor: Mrs Wrighten
Role: Lady Oldboy Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Jenny Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Clarissa Actor: Mrs Smith
Role: Harman Actor: Davies.

Afterpiece Title: The Register Office

Role: Mrs Doggerel Actor: Miss Pope
Role: Margery Moorpout Actor: Mrs Love

Entertainment: End Act II: Hippisley's Drunken Man-Weston

Dance: End: The Mountaineers, as17730930

Event Comment: Benefit for Mrs King. Paid Paccini in lieu of benefit #80 (Treasurer's Book). Mainpiece: With a Medley Overture of favourite Sea-Tunes. Receipts: #78 9s. 6d. Charges: #67 16s. Profits to Mrs King: #10 13s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Quaker

Performance Comment: Binnacle-A Young Gentleman, first appearance on any stage; Commodore Flip-Moody; Worthy-Usher; Dorcas Zeal-Mrs King, first time; Mizen-Dodd; Sir Charles Pleasant-Brereton; Rovewell-Lamash; Cockswain-Wrighten; Indent-Griffiths; Hatchway (With a song)-Bannister; Arabella Zeal-Mrs Greville; Belinda-Miss Hopkins; Lt. Cribbage-Davies; Lt. Easy-Norris; Jiltup-Mrs Bradshaw; Jenny Private-Miss Platt; Barmaid-Mrs Davies; Advocate-Mrs Millidge; to finish with a Grand Naval Review in which is introduced a Dance of Sailors-Blurton, Mrs Sutton;, and the Favourite song of Rule Britannia-Davies, Fawcett.

Afterpiece Title: Bon Ton

Role: Comedy Actor: Mrs Wrighten.
Role: Lady Minikin Actor: Mrs King, first time
Event Comment: Benefit for Davies, and Mrs Davies. Tickets at their lodgings at Mr Marshall's in Tavistock Row, Covent Garden, and at Stage Door. Part of Pit will be laid into the Boxes. Receipts: #220 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Suspicious Husband

Performance Comment: As17541207, but Strictland-Davies first time; Meggot-Vernon; Bellamy-_; Lucetta-_.

Afterpiece Title: The Devil to Pay

Role: Lady Loverule Actor: Mrs Bennet
Role: Nell Actor: Mrs Clive.
Event Comment: Benefit for Mr and Mrs Davies. Mainpiece: By Particular Desire. Receipts: #159 13s. 6d. Charges: #67 3s. Profits to Mrs Davies: #92 10s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: The Distress'd Mother

Role: Andromache Actor: Mrs Yates
Role: Cleone Actor: Mrs Johnston

Afterpiece Title: A Peep behind the Curtain

Performance Comment: As17750424 but Orpheus-Davies; Sir Toby-Usher.

Dance: End: The Irish Fair, as17740917

Event Comment: [Extra night] By Permission [of the Lord Chamberlain]. Benefit for Mrs Lisley, late Miss Barsanti. T. Davis's benefit, which was intended for Tuesday next, is obliged to be deferred till a Future Day, of which Proper Notice will be given. [Digges's 1st recorded appearance as Lord Townly was at Edinburgh, 6 Mar. 1756.


Mainpiece Title: The Provoked Husband

Performance Comment: Lord Townly-Digges (1st appearance in that character [in London]); Manly-Aickin; Count Basset-Davies; Squire Richard-R. Palmer; John Moody-Jackson; Sir Francis Wronghead-Parsons; Lady Wronghead-Mrs Love; Miss Jenny-Mrs Davies; Lady Grace-Mrs Colles; Myrtilla-Miss Platt; Trusty-Mrs W. Palmer; Mrs Motherly-Mrs Poussin; Lady Townly-Mrs Lisley (1st appearance in that character).
Role: Count Basset Actor: Davies
Role: Lady Wronghead Actor: Mrs Love
Role: Miss Jenny Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Lady Grace Actor: Mrs Colles
Role: Trusty Actor: Mrs W. Palmer
Role: Mrs Motherly Actor: Mrs Poussin
Role: Lady Townly Actor: Mrs Lisley

Afterpiece Title: The Occasional Prelude

Performance Comment: Manager-Fotteral; Young Actress-Mrs Lisley.
Role: Young Actress Actor: Mrs Lisley.

Afterpiece Title: The Mayor of Garratt

Role: Mrs Bruin Actor: Miss Platt
Role: Mrs Sneak Actor: Mrs Burden
Event Comment: Afterpiece [1st time at a public theatre; C 3, by Elizabeth Craven, Baroness Craven, afterwards Margravine of Anspach, 1st acted privately at the Town-Hall, Newbury, 6 Apr. 1780. Text (G. Riley, 1781) assigns no parts. Prologue by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Epilogue by Joseph Jekyll (see text)]: With new Dresses, &c. "The Prologue [the first 30 lines and the concluding couplet of which were used by Sheridan as the Prologue to Pizarro (see dl, 24 May 1799)] was so much admired that at the request of the Duchess of Devonshire and several other of the nobility it was respoken after the piece; but as King was absent from the theatre, it was delivered by Palmer" (Town and Country Magazine, May 1780, p. 23 ). "The chief singularity was that [Lady Craven] went to it herself the second night, in form; sat in the middle of the front row of the stage-box, much dressed, with a profusion of white bugles and plumes, to receive the public homage due to her sex and loveliness. The Duchess of Richmond, Lady Harcourt,...Mrs Damer, Lord Craven,...and I were with her. It was amazing to see so young a woman entirely possess herself-but there is such an integrity and frankness in her consciousness of her own beauty and talents, that she speaks of them with a naivete as if she had no property in them, but only wore them as gifts of the gods. Lord Craven on the contrary was quite agitated by his fondness for her and with impatience at the bad performance of the actors, which was wretched indeed, yet the address of the plot, which is the chief merit of the piece, and some lively pencilling carried it off very well, though Parsons murdered the Scotch lord, and Mrs Robinson (who is supposed to be the favourite of the Prince of Wales) thought on nothing but her own charms, or him. There is a very good though endless prologue written by Sheridan and spoken in perfection by King, which was encored (an entire novelty) the first night: and an epilogue that I liked still better and which was full as well delivered by Mrs Abington, written by Mr. Jekyl. The audience, though very civil, missed a fair opportunity of being gallant, for in one of those ----logues, I forget which, the noble authoress was mentioned, and they did not applaud as they ought to have done, especially when she condescended to avow her pretty child and was there looking so very pretty...Yet Lady Craven's tranquillity had nothing displeasing;...and it was tempered by her infinite good nature, which made her make excuses for the actors instead of being provoked at them" (Walpole [28 May 1780], XI, 178-80). Public Advertiser, 14 July 1781: This Day at Noon will be published The Miniature Picture (price not listed). Receipts: #144 9s. (94.9; 48.3; 1.17)


Mainpiece Title: The Winter's Tale

Role: Perdita Actor: Mrs Robinson
Role: Paulina Actor: Mrs Hopkins

Afterpiece Title: The Miniature Picture

Performance Comment: Principal Characters by Palmer, Parsons, Brereton, Wrighten, Mrs Davies, Miss Farren, Miss Sherry, Mrs Robinson. [Cast from Town and Country Magazine, May 1780, p.228: Mr Belvil-Palmer; Lord Macgrinnon-Parsons; Mr Camply-Brereton; John-Wrighten; Susan-Mrs Davies; Miss Loveless-Miss Farren; Mrs Arabella Loveless-Miss Sherry; Eliza Camply-Mrs Robinson; Prologue-King; Epilogue-Mrs Abington. [Thses were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]Thses were spoken, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances.]

Dance: II: New Dance, as17791126; End II afterpiece: The Coopers, as17800224

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted in 7 years. [See 20 Feb. 1767.] Mr Barry being ill Mr Palmer play'd the Bastard--with applause $Mrs Barry not so well in Constance as was expected (Hopkins Diary). Paid properties #2 8d. Receipts: #162 18s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: King John

Performance Comment: King John-Reddish; Hubert-Aickin; Pembroke-Brereton; Essex-J. Bannister; Prince Henry-Everard; Faulconbridge-W. Palmer; Bastard-Palmer; King Philip-J. Aickin; Dauphin-Diamond; Prince Arthur-Master Blanchard; Chatillon-Davies; Duke of Austria-Keen; Citizen-Hurst; Heralds-Ackman, Wright; Queen Eleanor-Miss Sherry; Blanch of Spain-Miss Jarratt; Lady Faulconbridge-Mrs Johnston; Constance-Mrs Barry; Pandulph-Bransby; Salisbury-Packer.
Role: Chatillon Actor: Davies
Role: Lady Faulconbridge Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Constance Actor: Mrs Barry

Afterpiece Title: The Male Coquette

Performance Comment: Daffodil-Dodd; Dizzy-Waldron; Spinner-Everard; Tukely-Davies; Lord Racket-Wrighten; Sir William Wright; Sir Tan Tivy-Wheeler; Rustle-Burton; Harry-Jacobs; Waiters-Ackman, W. Palmer; Mrs Dotteral-Mrs Davies; Widow Damply-Mrs Johnston; Lady Pewit-Mrs Bradshaw; Sophia-Mrs Greville, first time; Arabella-Miss Hopkins.
Role: Tukely Actor: Davies
Role: Mrs Dotteral Actor: Mrs Davies
Role: Widow Damply Actor: Mrs Johnston
Role: Lady Pewit Actor: Mrs Bradshaw
Role: Sophia Actor: Mrs Greville, first time
Event Comment: Benefit for Davies & Wife (Cross). Tickets at Davies's lodgings at Mr Evans, in Tavistock Row, Covent Garden; and at Stage Door. [The Bill announces Garrick as Lothario for last time this season.] Receipts: #140 (Cross)


Mainpiece Title: The Fair Penitent

Performance Comment: As17521011, but Sciolto-Davies; Lavinia-Miss Haughton; Calista-Mrs Davies (for the first time).
Role: Sciolto Actor: Davies
Role: Calista Actor: Mrs Davies

Afterpiece Title: Lethe

Role: Fine Lady Actor: Mrs Clive
Role: Mrs Tattoo Actor: Miss Minors.

Dance: III: Dutch Dance, as17521125; V: Country Amusements, as17530412

Song: I: A Cantata-Beard